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Maricel Columna Toland

Maricel Columna Toland

Office Manager and Paralegal

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  • Purdue University Global (PUG), Indiana 2021-2022
    • Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate November 2022
  • Far Eastern University (FEU), Morayta, Manila Philippines – 1989-1993
    • Bachelor of Secondary Education, majored in English, Received 1993
    • Practice Teacher FEU High School Dept. June 1992-March 1993
    • Passed Professional Board Examination for Teachers May 30, 1993
    • ECE has evaluated degree in the Philippines and is equivalent to BSED here in the USA,
      majoring in ESL.
  • Manuel Roxas High School (MRHS), Quezon City, Philippines – 1985-1989
    • Citizen’s Army Training. Promoted to Officer of First Aid

Certificates and License

  • Public Notary, Indiana 2012-present
  • Taekwondo First Degree Blackbelt April 2017
  • Professional Board Examination for Teachers, Philippines May 30, 1993

Work Experience

  • Office Manager/Paralegal-Toland Law Firm, Indianapolis- 2022- Present
  • Office Manager/Legal Secretary-Toland Law Firm, Indianapolis- 2008- 2022
  • Interpreter-Luna Language, Indianapolis – Aug. 2014-present
    • Performed interpretation services for court proceedings on an as-needed basis.
  • Interpreter-International Bureau of Translations, Indianapolis – 2005-2007
    • Performed interpretation services for court proceedings on an as-needed basis.
  • Paraprofessional Assistant-Indianapolis Public Schools, Indianapolis – Nov. 2002-May 2008
    • West Washington Community School 2002-2004
    • Emmerich Manual High School 2007-2008
  • Eli Lilly Child Dev. Center (Bright Horizons Family Solutions), Indianapolis-Nov.2001-Oct. 2002
  • Child Caregiver and English Private Tutor, Hong Kong – Nov. 1996-Dec. 1999
  • English Instructor-AMA Computer College, Quezon City, Philippines- June 1994-March 1995
    • Taught English Language Arts and Skills to freshman students and special students.


Languages Spoken: Fluent in English and Tagalog, both written and spoken. Conversational in Cantonese and four Philippine dialects. Speak and read some Spanish.
Cross Cultural Experience: have lived and worked in three different countries. Familiar with the customs and etiquette of Americans, Filipinos, Chinese, British and Indians.


Avid Runner and love to travel:  I have run over a dozen half marathons and six full marathons. I love to travel and collect fridge magnets. My goal is to travel to all 50 states of the USA and so far, I have been to 40 states and traveled to five continents.